Pregnancy and Birth During Holidays

Pregnancy and Birth During Holidays

Pregnancy and childbirth are profound life events, and when they coincide with the holiday season, the joy and celebration become even more pronounced. In this blog, we’ll explore the unique experiences of expectant families navigating the journey to parenthood during the holidays, with a focus on the cultural significance and various traditions that make this time of the year even more special.

The Induction Process | Here’s Everything to Expect

The Induction Process | Here’s Everything to Expect

You have been counting the days down to your baby’s due date and now the plans have changed and you are getting induced. This can be a stressful change of plans. It is understandable if you need time to grieve the loss of going into labor the way that you expected. Doctors frequently recommend inductions when there is medical indication that the baby needs to come sooner or the birthing parent’s health is at risk.

How Hospitals Can Be Inviting Spaces for Doulas

How Hospitals Can Be Inviting Spaces for Doulas

At one birth I attended over the weekend, I saw about five nurses, three OB-GYN doctors, and probably around 10 OB-GYN residents (i.e. Meredith Grey at the beginning of Grey’s Anatomy). It wasn’t until the end of the birth that something happened and I was FLOORED about how one resident did something totally tiny to include me as a part of the team.

How to Help Your Birthing Partner During Pregnancy

How to Help Your Birthing Partner During Pregnancy

Hey Birthing Partners & Support People! This may be a joyous, confusing, overwhelming, exciting time for you! You are expecting a little one (or two!)! Your partner has taken on the pregnancy and you may feel left out or unsure of how you can support them. Here are some ideas of how to support your partner and prepare for your little one!

Home Birth, Hospital or Birth Center | Understand the Options

Home Birth, Hospital or Birth Center | Understand the Options

Welcome, curious souls, to a topic that’s both fascinating and deeply personal: birthing location options. The journey of bringing a new life into the world is nothing short of miraculous, and the choices you make along the way can greatly impact the experience. In this blog, we’ll dive into the three primary options: hospitals, home birth, and birth centers. Each of these birthing location options hold pros and cons and understanding them can empower you to make an informed decision that resonates with your desires and values.

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